NHL

Rangers respond, top Penguins 4-2 to even series

  • New York Rangers' Derick Brassard (16) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York Rangers' Derick Brassard (16) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot during the first period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot during the first period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) puts the puck past a sprawling New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) for a goal during the second period in Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) puts the puck past a sprawling New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) for a goal during the second period in Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Keith Yandle and Derick Brassard scored 18 seconds apart in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist looked just fine dealing with an eye injury and the New York Rangers stopped the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Saturday to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at one game.

Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers. J.T. Miller added three assists and New York handed Pittsburgh just its third loss in its past 18 games.

Lundqvist finished with 29 saves and showed no ill effects after getting accidentally slashed in the right eye by a teammate in Game 1, forcing him to leave after the first period.

Game 3 is Tuesday in New York.

Phil Kessel scored his first two playoff goals in three years, but the Penguins' defense broke down in front of backup goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, who made 24 saves.